Faculty

Mei-Yin Chou

Mei-Yin Chou

Chair and Professor

Faculty Bio: http://www.physics.gatech.edu/people/faculty/mchou.html

High Performance Computing Area

Algorithms and Applications
Computational Techniques

Research Areas

Theoretical condensed matter physics; electronic and structural properties of solids, surfaces, interfaces, and clusters; and computational materials physics

Honors and Distinctions

Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship
David and Lucile Packard Fellowship
NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award
Sigma Xi Young Faculty Award
Institute Fellow
ADVANCE Professor of Science
American Physical Society Fellow

Research Summary

Mei-Yin Chou and her research group are investigating the electronic structure of condensed matter and studying its effects on the structural and dynamical properties of materials. For systems with translational symmetry, calculations are performed from first principles with no adjustable parameters. When these first-principles calculations are not feasible in some larger and more complicated systems, model calculations are used to identify the important features. The purposes of Chou's studies are to provide unambiguous explanations for various interesting phenomena observed experimentally in clusters, solids, and surfaces as well as to make reliable predictions of new material properties from microscopic quantum theories.